Financial audit

Enhancing management oversight and strengthening stakeholder relationships

At Forvis Mazars, we believe audit is critical to the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world. Audit has been, and remains, a profession at the heart of our business. We work for the public interest and, by caring about the organisations we audit and their stakeholders, help to build sustainable businesses for the benefit of society as a whole.

Our approach

We work with a broad range of clients, from privately owned businesses to subsidiaries of some of the largest corporations in the world.

With specialist teams dedicated to key markets and across all industry sectors, we can provide the expertise you need. Engaging Forvis Mazars means that you will benefit from an integrated, cross-border team with a single point of contact.

Providing a quality audit means delivering insight, promoting transparency and providing constructive challenge, which leads to enhancing trust in how organisations report to their stakeholders. But it does not stop there: a robust, independent audit contributes to building a dependable control and governance framework to help future-proof the organisations we audit.

We believe audit is first and foremost about people. We focus on building positive, effective relationships that build trust and deliver demonstrable value. Each Forvis Mazars audit is unique. We take the time to understand the business model, culture and ecosystem of the audited company, and consider the needs of its stakeholders, tailoring the audit strategy to the specific risks identified.

Starting with a careful transition, and then throughout the audit process, we are in constant dialogue with all relevant stakeholders with clear, pragmatic and timely communication. Supported by the latest technology, global methodology and processes, we provide reliable, objective and insightful judgements and opinions.

Our promise

Forvis Mazars will always provide:

  • A focused approach to the audit
  • The skills that are relevant to your industry sector
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • An effective control structure
  • Analysis of the most complex accounting processes in an economic context
  • Every assignment will be overseen by the partner in charge who is ultimately responsible for the client. This partner will always be your main contact point within Forvis Mazars
  • Ongoing communication with your company and management. We want you to be totally informed and in control of all the stages during our assignment so that you have the opportunity to ask questions or make adjustments in the process whenever you want to

Forvis Mazars will check that your accounting and financial information maintains consistency and transparency. Our specialist sector teams will focus on your specific industry’s needs – your strategy, operations and finances – because we want to establish a long-term working relationship with you.

Does your organisation need some support with the increasing demands of accounting standards? We will make sure that you meet International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in your year-end accounts. To meet these requirements we will provide:

  • Audit of statutory financial statements
  • Audit and limited review of reporting packages prepared under group specific accounting rules for the consolidation purposes
  • Audit of other financial information

Our tools & solutions

We empower our auditors with enhanced skills, processes and tools to deliver more consistency, more efficiency, and more value to the market.

Notably, Atlas, our bespoke, global audit platform has been designed to meet the needs of our integrated partnership and our international client base. It supports the sharing of knowledge and best practice and enable the delivery of seamless, integrated audits with multidirectional interaction between teams, facilitating the work of multi-skill and multi-jurisdiction teams.

We use data analytics in various audit areas such as journal entry testing, revenue recognition, and investments to better understand your business, assess your risks and deliver efficiencies that enable our teams to focus on the issues that really matter.

Our secure client portal solutions promote two-way communication during the audit process such as progress reports and observations on controls.

Our people

We are one, agile, integrated and collaborative team, across sectors, services and geographies. This means we combine specialist local knowledge with the international perspective that comes from being one single firm globally. We bring together the right people, with the right expertise, at the right time to provide seamless delivery.